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Message 48870 - Posted: 7 Feb 2018 | 17:28:59 UTC

Hi
Boinc is only using between 1 & 2 percent of my GPU for tasks. Are there any settings I can change to speed things up a bit?
Using a 1080 ti Nvidia gfx card.
I've looked through the forum and tried turning down the CPU utilisation so the scheduler will focus on the GPU but this has had no effect.
Many thanks for any tips,
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Message 48879 - Posted: 7 Feb 2018 | 23:17:44 UTC - in response to Message 48870.

GPu needs the CPU

Change Use CPU Time to 100%

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Message 48883 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018 | 4:13:42 UTC

Somerset said:

Boinc is only using between 1 & 2 percent of my GPU for tasks.


Are you looking at the Windows Task Manager to determine GPU utilization? If so, it is not accurate for GPU calculations. A much better tool to use for GPU utilization measurement in Windows is the TechPowerUp GPUZ tool. It will give you a very good picture of utilization, temperature, fan speed, etc..

Hope that helps.

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Message 48884 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018 | 12:04:21 UTC
Last modified: 8 Feb 2018 | 12:10:29 UTC

Hi Boinc is only using between 1 & 2 percent of my GPU for tasks.

Hello, If you are using the new built in windows task manager to view your GPU usage you will have to do one or both of these things. In the new windows task manager you can right click on the GPU graph under the performance tab and "change graph to" from "single engine" to "multiple engines."

This will show you four graphs of which you can click the arrow next to the name of each graph and change it. If you change one to "compute_0" while running GPUGrid you will see that this is what the application is using. Compute workloads for some reason don't show up on the main GPU usage graph. I hope they address this in a later update.

There are however problems with this method. It is a brand new implementation to windows 10 and any changes you make to the graph will not be saved. The preferred method of viewing GPU utilization and other important parameters such as GPU temperature and clockspeed is GPU-Z. This is by far the most used and preferred way everyone uses because of the amount of information this software delivers under the "sensors" tab, all in one nice small package. I hope this helped.

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Message 48887 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018 | 16:05:47 UTC
Last modified: 9 Feb 2018 | 16:06:08 UTC

Feel free to Upvote my Feedback Item, so Microsoft can fix Windows 10 Task Manager to properly show GPU Usage. The link is:
https://aka.ms/Q2tqlr

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Message 48888 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018 | 18:01:23 UTC

Apparently it can only be accessed via the Win10 app. Good job MS.

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Message 48892 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018 | 22:45:55 UTC - in response to Message 48888.
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Apparently it can only be accessed via the Win10 app. Good job MS.

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